Protest explosion: Activist warns of intense action in North West

By Natalie Croxon
Updated November 1 2012 - 4:06am, first published May 16 2012 - 1:51am
STEPPING UP: Lock The Gate Alliance president Drew Hutton says protests against mining and coal seam gas in the northern region are only going to get more intense to put pressure on politicians to act. Photo: Barry Smith 160512BSE10

THE Gunnedah Basin will be the battleground of the mining and coal seam gas debate in NSW, with protest activity by farmers and environmentalist groups expected to intensify.